27/04/2015 Regional Workshop on Liability and Compensation under the HNS, CLC, IOPC Fund Conventions

The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA) in cooperation with the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund (IOPC Fund), the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Limited (ITOPF) and the International Group of P&I Associations (IG), held a three day regional workshop on Liability and Compensation under the HNS, CLC, IOPC Fund Conventions.The workshop was held under the patronage of H.E. the Secretary General of PERSGA, Prof. Dr. Ziad Abu Ghararh, between April 27-29, 2015 at PERSGA headquarter in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Delegates from each of the PERSGA States were invited to attend and a total of 17 delegates attended the three day workshop.
The training workshop was dedicated to promoting the implementation of international oil pollution compensation instruments including the 1992 Civil Liability Convention, 1992 Fund Convention, 2002 Supplementary Fund Protocol, and Bunker Convention in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Region.  The four representatives made presentations on a diverse range of subjects covering the range of liability regimes for maritime incidents. Subjects covered included the international regime on oil pollution from tankers (CLC 1992 and 1992 Fund Convention), the 2001 Bunkers Convention, the Wreck Removal Convention, the Limitation of Liability of Maritime Claims Conventions (1976 and 1996), and the 2010 Hazardous and Noxious Substances Convention.The audience also undertook a practical exercise involving a theoretical HNS incident and also learned about the types of claims covered under the various liability regimes, and the criteria applied in order to make successful claims under the various regimes.  The workshop was given in English with some translation in Arabic by PERSGA representative.
ITOPF provided a memory stick for all the participants including all relevant documents of the training workshop. In Addition, a CD containing all the material presented during the workshop was given to the participants with the Certificate of participation. The regional training workshop was highly successful and met its overall objectives.

The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden